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Director of Fieldwork – Archaeological Field School
Achill Archaeological Field School requires a Director of Fieldwork.
The successful candidate will be a fully licensed (Ireland) archaeologist with at least 3-5 years experience directing/supervising archaeological excavations, in-depth knowledge of Irish archaeology, basic archaeological field and laboratory procedures, mapping, photography, and collection and handling of artefacts.

The Director of Fieldwork will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the Field School, supervise students and staff and ensure proper records are kept that reflect the working of the excavations.

The term of the contract will run from April to September 2019 with an option for an extension or renewal.
Annual Salary – c. €40,000 (negotiable).
Paid leave 28 days per annum, plus Bank Holidays.

The Achill Archaeological Field School, established in 1991, is probably the oldest Field School in Ireland. The School is fully accredited by the National University of Ireland Galway.

Applications with CV should be forwarded to Dr. Theresa McDonald, Managing Director, Achill Archaeological Field School, Folklife Centre, Dooagh, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, F28HK11, or by e-mail to